Entertain and educate kids of all abilities with these enrichment programs. Registration and length vary by program, please click links and/or call for details.
ACTIV: Weekend Inclusion Program. Located at Shake-a-Leg Miami and presented in association with We Coach Foundation, this weekend inclusion program cultivates instrumental life skills through leisure activities for individuals from ages 12 to 27. The program will meet every other Sunday until May 3. Art, photography, dance, body movement, drama, personal training and water sports. Click here or call 305-501-2335.
Baseball Buddies. This program pairs experienced NMBLL players with youth who have special needs or haven’t had the confidence to participate in organized baseball in the past. We will meet at Pelican Park in Sunny Isles and focus on skills, drills, and teaching the basics of baseball. We also have informal game play to give players the thrill of a team sport. Email for info.
Battle Buddies USA. Battle Buddies USA is an athletic training program and fundraiser designed to enable children and young adults with special needs, along with volunteers from the community, to unite and work together in conquering the Battle Buddies obstacle course. All training sessions will be held at Villa Lyan Academy. Call 305-752-0220 for info.
Inclusive Skate Club. We Coach Foundation presents an Inclusive Social Skate Club at Super Wheels in Kendall. We will meet on the last Friday of every month. Everyone is welcome in this fun and supportive environment. This is not a drop-off event; if a participant is a minor, a parent or caregiver must stay on the premises at all times. Call 305-501-2335 for info.
Jam Sessions: Musical Social Group for Teens. Located at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, this is a music-centered social group for teens with special needs. Make friends, meet guest musicians, play instruments, and jam to your favorite songs/ This group is run by board-certified music therapists. Click here for info.
Kids Swing Into Golf. Sponsored by Gifts in Golf, this program at Coral Gables’ Granada Golf Course is designed for boys and girls (ages 6-16) with autism, but registration is welcome to all. Our aim is to expose children to the fundamentals of golf with a fun and enjoyable approach. Students will gain confidence, motor control, discipline, and knowledge. Our instructor is Philip Argianas, a PGA certified professional. Call 305-238-7507 for info.
Miami-Dade Adapted Aquatics Program. Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Disability Services presents an adapted aquatics program. This program will be held for eight weeks at the Norman and Jean Reach Pool. For more information, please contact Thera Johnson 305-935-4588.
Nature Links: Fall 2019. We are offering a variety of educational programs for young adults (ages 18-40) with developmental disabilities. Our “Expressive Earth” program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays is devoted to earth science, climate change, nature, and art. Our “Community Connections” program on Tuesdays and Thursdays is devoted to cooking, community integration, and job and volunteering opportunities. Call 786-505-4657 for more details.
PPA: PEERS Program. Pediatric Psychology Associates presents PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Social Skills). This 16-week program is for adolescents 14-18 and young adults 18-30, as well as their caregivers or social coaches. Participants can learn ways to socialize, maintain relationships, and host successful get-togethers with friends. Call 305-936-1002 for more information.
PPA Surf Groups. Pediatric Psychology Associates (PPA) presents the SURF (Social Understanding Relationship Fundamentals) program for kids 4-16. Goals include improving social skills, fostering successful peer relationships, developing social understanding and responsiveness, improving self-monitoring, self-regulation, flexibility, and conflict resolution, and more. Locations include Aventura and South Miami. Call 305-936-1002 for info.
TRI After School & Seasonal Camps. Miami-Dade County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces presents TRI (Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion), after-school and seasonal camps for children with disabilities. Activities include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and field trips. All camps are managed by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapists.
We Coach: Spartan Team Training. If you like to exercise and stay active, join We Coach Foundation’s Spartan team training. We will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6pm. We will meet at Paramount Gym, Tropical Park, Urban Air, or Evelyn Greer Park depending on the day. Call 305-501-2335 for info.
WCF: After-School and Weekend Programs. We Coach Foundation presents a variety of after-school and weekend programs in 2019-2020. On Wednesdays, we have an intensive exercise and fitness training team in West Kendall. Every last Friday of the month, we have an inclusive social skate club at Super Wheels in Kendall. Call 305-501-2335 to register or ask questions.
Youth Arts in the Parks. This is an inclusive program for kids 6-17with and without disabilities. (Youth with disabilities are welcome up to age 22.) Have fun, make friends, and learn the visual arts from professional artists, teachers, and disability experts. No prior experience required. Click here or call Dia Carter Webb 305-576-1212 for info.